There are some issues with MPOLYGONs and the fill that is applied when they are closed. I can turn off that behavior by setting FILLMODE to '0' when creating those objects but that does not help me to address legacy MPOLYGONs that already have the fill applied. And if a user forgets to turn the FILLMODE back on, when creating PLINES with width those too will lose their fill.
This was not an issue in MAP3D 2011, but I'm not sure when this behavior was changed. It's certainly not ideal. Being able to set the hatch pattern to NULL for the MPOLYGON type objects would be much better.
Is there a fix for this?
I have tried the
Set the MPFILL to TRANS from the Other Predefined tab. The TRANS stands for Transparency. You can use Quick Select and select the current ones and then change the fill patterned from the properties palette. The PolyDisplay only works on newly created mpolgons.
I tried the MPFILL but the TRANS that is listed shows a pattern and isn't transparent. The polydisplay even when creating new MPOLYGONS does nothing and the MPOLYGON that is created after setting the polydisplay to Edge only still fills in solid.
Any other thoughts around this?
My suggestion : to have almost transparent MPOLYGON, I am using (since 12 years) the DOT pattern with a huge Scale = 99999 so I get (on the screen and on the paper after printing) only a small Dot somewhere in the MPolygon, but I don't care ...
History : MPOLYGON began with an optional module to install on MAP R5 based on ACAD 2002 ...
MPOLYGON have been included in the Kernel of MAP with MAP R6 always based on ACAD 2002 !
As far as I know, a few IMPORTANT things are missing to the "famous" MPOLYGONs of MAP :
- a REAL transparent pattern
- a LineWeight for the hatch pattern DIFFERENT from the general LineWeight
- a LineType for the hatch pattern DIFFERENT from the general LineType
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